In this section you will find reviews for Tarot decks and Tarot related books. For the deck reviews, I have, where possibly, included examples of some of the cards. Since art is such a subjective thing, I felt it was important to provide enough images for you, the reader, to be able to make your own decision about the skill and beauty of the artwork. For the decks, I discuss things such as the symbol set or esoteric system the deck is based on, the physical makeup of the card, and general feel of the deck. In the book reviews, I look for ideas that are expressed well, interesting presentation of ideas (since, generally, most Tarot books cover the same information, just in a different way), and, if the book is written to accompany a deck, how well it explains that deck.

My rating system is as follows:

1/2 – At least the cover/box is nice, but that’s about it.

1    – No real redeeming qualities. Read book only as an example of what not to do. Deck is plain, no real symbolism.

2    – Some good ideas, but poorly presented or many errors.

3    – Neither good nor bad. Simplified information or some errors.

4    – Some food for thought or new ideas; very few errors. Deck is fairly well done, but inconsistent artwork or symbols.

5    – New ideas, advanced topics, or excellent explanations of basic Tarot. Deck is wonderful, full of symbolism and beautiful artwork. Easy to work with.

5+ – A wonderful book/deck! One of the first I would recommend.